Stanford University researcher Fernanda Herrera, left, watches as fellow student navigates through the VR experience.

Need A Lesson In Empathy? Strap On A VR Headset.

We tend to empathize most with those who look or act like us, but new research shows virtual reality may improve empathy and action.


1:06A close-up view of the homepage of the microblogging website Twitter.
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Twitter Releases Millions Of Tweets Linked To Russia, Iran Campaigns

0:28Inside of a Tesla car.
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Tesla Announces It Bought Land For Its Planned Shanghai Gigafactory

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Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen Dies At Age 65

0:38Elon Musk and Tesla car
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Judge Approves Elon Musk's Settlement Deal With The SEC

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Facebook Announces New Policies Ahead Of Midterms

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The TSA Wants To Speed Up Airport Security With Biometric Screening

0:56Person walks past the Facebook logo on the exterior of a building in Germany in 2016
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Facebook's Recent Breach Affected Fewer Users, But More Data Exposed

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WarnerMedia Plans To Launch New Video Streaming Service

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Sony Will Soon Let PlayStation Users Change Their PSN Online ID

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FBI Director Says Drones Will Likely Be Used In Terrorist Attacks

2:01A hacker takes part in the Seccon 2016 final competition in Tokyo, Japan.
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Privacy Groups Urge Congress To Create New National Privacy Law

3:16Ray Kurzweil gives a talk
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Silicon Valley's Newest Venture Is The Search For Immortality

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Google Pulls Out Of Pentagon's $10 Billion Contract Contest

0:56The U.S. Capitol Building
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Senators Demand Answers Over Alleged China Hacking

1:02Facebook's logo on the exterior of a building
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Amid Privacy Fallout, Facebook Announces New Smart Home Device

0:53Google sign
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Google Shuts Down Google+ For Consumers

0:58Apple logo on the exterior of the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City in 2015
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Apple Denies Hacking Report In Letter To Lawmakers

0:58Twitter screen on smartphone
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Report: Majority Of Twitter's 2016 Fake News Accounts Still Active

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From 2011 To 2017, More Than 250 People Died While Taking Selfies

0:40Workers pack and ship orders at an Amazon fulfillment center
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Amazon Cuts Some Pay Incentives As It Raises Minimum Wage

0:47Facebook signage
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Facebook Under Investigation By Ireland's Data Watchdog After Breach

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Travelers Might Have To Give Up Phone Passwords At New Zealand Border

0:53General Motors displays an autonomous vehicle during a press conference in 2016 in Detroit, Michigan
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Honda Joins Forces With GM To Create A New Self-Driving Car

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Why We Need A Nationwide Cell Phone Alert Test

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Young Users Run Social Media, And That May Be Bad News For Facebook

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Volkswagen Fires Jailed Audi CEO Amid Emissions Cheating Scandal

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Students Can File FAFSA From Their Phones

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Instagram's Co-founders Have Named The Company's New CEO

1:22Demonstrators rally outside the Federal Communication Commission building
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The DOJ's California Lawsuit Could Shape The Future Of Net Neutrality

0:47The Facebook app displayed on the home screen of an iPhone
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EU Regulators Could Slap Facebook With $1.6B Fine After Data Breach